The Is The Definition Of Family Essay

961 Words Oct 26th, 2015 4 Pages
What is the definition of family? In Webster it defines family as a group of people who are related to each other. This is a condensed version of what people view family as because as we have learned in this class everyone looks at family differently. Amigas y Amantes means lovers and friends, these relationships can be a part of a person’s environment. In the Latin community family is very important and a top priority over anything else. These women showed to have a family of origin and a family of choice where they have to constantly protect at least one of their intersections. Being a lesbian, bisexual, or queer Latina woman can be hard because of your intersecting identities. As a minority in every identity of self you leave room to be criticized by society and family. I want to discuss how your intersections collide with each other
How do these women “do” family? They “do” family by realizing that their families might accept them but their family cannot fully accept them. The action of doing family involves being the best daughter you can be even though you are a lesbian, bisexual or queer. You accept your family for who they are and their shortcomings because you want them to accept you. Having the thought in the back of your mind that they will never understand what you may go through or just understand you as a person completely. These women know that their families are not perfect and it is okay with them because they know that family will have their shortcomings.…

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